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Address: No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100000, China
Phone Number: 010-64040610
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a...
Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake.
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Wonderful Park - went for a run

We went there in the morning at 7 am when it just opened. We ran, took photos, explored the temples on the hill. Large lake, tranquil atmosphere in the early morning. Loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went there in the morning at 7 am when it just opened. We ran, took photos, explored the temples on the hill. Large lake, tranquil atmosphere in the early morning. Loved it! Many people/groups that do Thai Chi or dance. It starts to get very busy around 8 so I recommend going early. Across the street from the Entrance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful and quiet park right in the middle of Beijing which makes it the "central park" of Beijing. It as opportunities to sit down, read and relax. The park is open until 9 pm but the small hill with the white monument costs extra and closes earlier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beihai Park was extremely relaxing and a green oasis in the center of Beijing. We combined it with a visit to the Forbidden City. If you visit the Forbidden City, exit at the North Exit, cross the street and climb the hill to visit Children's Palace (Coal Hill/ Jin Shan Park) [VERY RECOMMENDABLE, the views are marvellous!!!], walk down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As the weather warms, best to start in early morning. Entering from the North is better, as you can go directly to many other famous landmarks after leaving South entrance. Group dances and music performances are often conducted in venues just inside the North entrance. People watchers will really enjoy their time in this park, in a more-relaxing atmosphere than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I came to Beihai Park by myself and quite enjoyed my time here. The boats and whatnot were still not running on the lake there (don't know if they do otherwise) but the general view was very nice. It was surprisingly tidy and clean and toilets were accessible. I visited the little ("little") island there with the tall building and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beihai has a large pond surrounded by walks and landscaping that is pleasant to stroll through for an hour or so. Many locals were there enjoying the fine Spring day. There are some pavilions along the walk and there are paddle boats for rent, plenty of snack food options, and public restrooms. The park is adjacent to a historic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Take your time and enjoy a whole afternoon walking in the park and watching at the activities of the citizens: they dance, excercise, play with many kind of interesting toys, write on the roads with water... and everything is clean there...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was the day before May Day (Labor Day here) and Tienanmen Square was so packed, and a so locked down - it would have taken hours just to get in - the we went to Beihai Park and relaxed for a bit. It was a nice distraction on a busy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When you realize that all internal lakes inside Beijing's 2nd Ring Road were man-made, you will understand how important were during Imperial Ages. Beautiful park with a very nice view for a weekend walk. If you are a first-time visitor or traveled from overseas; choose Beihai as a secondary spot to visit; there are more important places to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We enjoyed a relaxing and atmospheric time here. We visited the temple at the North gate and also the temple with dagoba on the islet. Both were worthwhile to visit and worth the admission prices. The thing I loved most though was the people watching and the number of people out and about watching themselves. Outside the South gate is... More 

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